Working from the Heart, Binding together Ojibwe Art with Community Organizing, a new pathway for Entrepeneurship Reporting to you live from Native land today. As a small Native owned business, Heart Berry is also one of the fastest growing in the Midwest. But as a Native artist and CEO, I want to grow down and out, not only up. Alongside our collaborative partner Eighth Generation we have been able to build our reach and grow from pencil drawing and custom regalia to teaching, creating art installations, and donating thousands of dollars a year to local organizations. As Native people we often get told we are in two worlds. As an Anishinaabekwe I reject this idea. It pulls me in two...
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Native Entrepreneurs take on the future with new approaches to old ways Native people have always been barterers, makers, and community builders. These innovators are taking these innovations to new heights. Alongside innovators like Sioux Chef Sean Sherman and fellow Fond du Lac entrepeneur Round Lake Traditions we continue to adapt and grow Read the article
Jaida Grey Eagle's Photo of Heart Berry's CEO Howes has been selected alongside many incredible images from 2020 as one of it's "Photos of the Year" See the gallery Read the original article
"Being at the heart of connection." Howes describes how cultural art, Ojibwe design, and running a business builds community in this interview with Jaida Grey Eagle from Minnesota Public Radio. Howes was named an Indigenous Changemakers as part of Minnesota Public Radio's series alongside Lieutenant Peggy Flanagan, Author Brenda Child, and a host of incredible Indigenous Minnesotans. Read the MPR feature here: